Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Big Books: Chunkster Challenge



Bookfool has launched a reading challenge which looks to overcome the dauntingness of approaching large, chunky volumes. Unfortunately, these weightier works tend to stay on my exponential TBR list longer than their slimline counterparts. Sidelined for a time when I have holidays or oodles of time to savour their contents, they have been neglected. What a fun and motivational idea! So, it looks like I'll (finally) be knocking down Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and DeLillo's Underworld. Arrggh! Having realised BookFool is no longer accepting participants, this will have to be an unofficial, personal goal.

6 comments:

Bookfool said...

I just looked at your profile and you have very international flavor to your reads! Interesting stuff! I love Nabokov. Someday, I really ought to fill out my profile.

Just added you to the challenge list. :)

acquisitionist said...

You're a gem bookfool! Now I'm part of the Chunkster Challenge and not a sole bookworm battling with bulky works. I'd like to read even more internationally, so if anyone has any recommendations, feel free to share them.

Framed said...

Hi, Acquisitionist. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm excited to learn someone else is going to read "The Brothers K." I've just started it and I like the writing style. I have an abridged version though and it is still a chunkster.

acquisitionist said...

Framed, Wow, it says something about the immensity of the original if it's still a chunkster abridged. I'm hoping I love it as much as Crime and Punishment . Enjoy the read.

Bybee said...

bookfool's right...you do have an international flavor to your reads! Don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like to read some Korean literature.

acquisitionist said...

Bring on the recommendations Bybee! I'm in Australia and a blank slate when it comes to Korean lit so give me a few titles to work with and I'll try and track them down. thanks :)